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tape?

Post by Mr M » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:35 pm

what kinda of tape should i use to tape the wires to my pickguard, that is apparently not original.
(on my jazzy)
i want some damn vintage tape ;D, my wires are all everywhere, it sucks to have to put the guard back on

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Re: tape?

Post by i love sharin foo » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:56 pm

Pretty much any kind of cream masking tape will work well and look good.

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Re: tape?

Post by aen » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:01 pm

I'd just search eBay for "VINTAGE PRE CBS ADHESIVE TAPE! VINTAGE MOJO NR NIB WOW L@@K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

Works every time.
I prefer their older stuff.

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Re: tape?

Post by flatfiver » Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:46 pm

SUSTAIN FOR DAYS!!!!!!

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Re: tape?

Post by zhivago » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:49 am

NOT ANY KIND OF TAPE WILL WORK OK FOR THIS!

pre-'62 tape had three "teeth" at each end....post '62 was four....and by 1965, the tape had no teeth, and the colour was changed to bright white.

50s tape (as used on also strats) is rare as hen's teeth, but will yield the best results...it improves sustain...the notes just bloom, and it also improves the player's sex life.



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Re: tape?

Post by fullerplast » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:26 am

Well, you could use modern tape... but you'll need an NOS can of Pre-CBS adhesive to get the original stickiness. L@@k!
Unroll all the tape. Remove all the exiting adhesive with a 3M Scotch pad and some nitro thinner. Apply the NOS adhesive. Roll tape up on cardboard spool (original spools are available from Ed Roman).

It should take approx .2 in/lbs of pull to unwrap it. Test it with a spring meter. When it's right, cut it with the correct number of teeth (as explained above) and apply.
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Re: tape?

Post by aen » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:15 am

Of course this is all for naught if you have a poly finish, because the tape can't breathe.
I prefer their older stuff.

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Re: tape?

Post by fullerplast » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:20 am

Very true, my friend.

In this case, you will need the MIJ RI can of NOS Tape Adhesive...
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Re: tape?

Post by i love sharin foo » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:43 am

DAMNIT!!!

I knew there was a reason why my Jazzblaster doesn't sound right... it's the TAPE!! I knew I should have traded my car for that roll of NOS preCBS tape!



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Re: tape?

Post by Mr M » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:11 am

;D i knew this thread would be awesome!

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Re: tape?

Post by SPudnik » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:03 pm

The tone is in the Tape - much moreso than in the hands... ...
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Re: tape?

Post by DeadPenny » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:27 pm

Doug... you're a goof. :D
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Re: tape?

Post by Webrocker » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:33 am

Beware of the dreaded tape-echo.
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Re: tape?

Post by Mr M » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:25 am

DeadPenny wrote: Doug... you're a goof. :D
Me? ??? not a chance! i'm an anal jerk! :P
Webrocker wrote: Beware of the dreaded tape-echo.
;D nice one!
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Re: tape?

Post by berlinbetty » Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:17 am

  This has to be the craziest thread ever!  If only my lack of sustain and stamina could be blamed on my lack of tape, vintage or otherwise! ;D
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